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Stamped concrete could work for you. It will stand up for a long time if it is properly done. You can also choose from a wide variety of colors and looks. It is a bit on the expensive side though.


The thing about hammocks is that they create tremendous sideways forces. With the following configuration, you balance them well, but still create large tensions in the cables and a very large compressive load on the upright: Plugging in 150 pounds for mg, 4 ft for the post height h, 3 ft for d and w, and 20° for theta, you end up with a hammock tension ...


A hammock will pull the attachment points inwards so you should focus on countering that force. In your setup it will pull the outriggers out of the ground. What you should do is put the pickets sideways into a tripod arrangement. If you can make the droop angle stay close to the plane made by the inner pickets then most of the pulling force will be pushing ...


As a minimum, you really ought to test the cable (or have it tested by a professional) to ensure that it hasn't been damaged. You really don't want to find that there is a problem when a fault occurs at a later date. If there is no physical damage to the cable, you should at least seal the conduit to prevent further ingress of water, for example wrap the ...

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